2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Mar 02, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ECN 110 - Economics of Sports


Description: Application of economic theories to various aspects of professional and collegiate sports. Topics covered include the economic impact of sports to a local community, wage discrimination, the economics of publicly and privately funded stadiums, alumni giving, academics, broadcasting, and building a fan base.

General Education Competency: Diversity

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. The economic impact of sports
  2. The Industrial organization of sports
  3. Discrimination in sports
  4. Competitive balance
  5. Collegiate sports
  6. Sport attendance
  7. Sport econometrics

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the economic impact sports have on a local economy. (1, 3, 4, 6-7) 
  2. Explain the impact of public vs. private financing of sports stadiums. (1, 2)
  3. Describe the direct and indirect benefits of sports on economic growth. (1 - 7)
  4. Describe the labor market imperfections.  (3, 5)
  5. Analyze the difference between a fan and a consumer. (1, 3, 5 - 7)
  6. Describe the connection between winning athletic programs, alumni financial contributions, with athletics and academics. (5 - 7)
  7. Evaluate current trends in increasing attendance to a variety of sporting events. (1- 7)
  8.  Analyze contemporary trends to deal with racism in sports. (3 - 5)
  9. Apply social analysis to issues of racial diversity and ethnicity in the context of sports (1, 3)